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Sex & Gender in California

[COMMENT:   If you think this is not radical warfare on the Biblical point of view, you had better go back to grade school and learn all over again how to think.  Learn the Biblical way out of this horrendously destructive mess. 

The explanation below of some new California laws passed on by Bruce Shortt pulls the evil out of the woodwork to be exposed to the light of day.  The language of the law is cleverly disguised to look sleepy and innocuous.  They are good at what they do.  Too bad that what they do is evil.  Deliberate systematic deceit is always evil, and always leads in the end to one's own destruction. 

Bruce Shortt is leading the Baptists in getting their children out of government miseducation.  Or rather diseducation.  It is a planned and deliberate takeover of the minds of our children and thus of future generations.  There is nothing "inevitable" or accidental about this betrayal of America.  The leaders know exactly what they are doing. 

There is one (and only one) way to confront the sexual travesty gaily prancing about all of us, and that is with the Biblical viewpoint clearly, forcefully, and gracefully expressed.  We need to force the issues into the open, force the antithesis, not "dialogue to consensus".  Sadly, Christians and Jews have done almost nothing to develop anything which might actually accomplish that. 

But it can be done.  Do we want to win with truth?   Or do we want to spend another three or four decades wringing our hands and belly aching??? 

To get the relevant information and Biblical view of sex and gender, including clear definitions of terms, write for two audio sets:  (1) Yahweh or the Great Mother?  and  (2) Man & Woman in the Image of God.   Y or GM? will be available in video or dvd format in the not-too-distant future (keep in touch as our new Shopping Mall with credit card and paypal capability is developed). 

Truth be told, given the secular worldview, the mess below is inevitable.  The secular world cannot come to any other conclusion than that morality is relative, and therefore a social construct.  Only in the Biblical worldview is morality objective (i.e., real).  Only in the Biblical worldview is gender and sex explicitly objective and clearly definable.     E. Fox]
 

Dear Cal, Ray Suggested that I send you some information on [the new California law] SB 777. 

As you probably know, State Senator Sheila Kuehl (formerly "Zelda" of The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis) is the main sponsor of the bill and has been pushing this bill for 3 years or so. You probably also know that she is a radical lesbian.

 In general, the general public has no real awareness of the legislation because there has been a lack of reporting by the MSM. Internet sources such as WND have published what seem to be exaggerated accounts of the consequences of SB 777 (after all, who would believe that our legislators and Governor would sign on to what WND describes). I have seen homosexual activists and liberals claiming that the "rightwing" furor is just much ado about nothing: the words "mom" and "dad" appear nowhere in the bill, and it is clear that the purpose of SB 777 is just to make California schools safe for "gay and bisexual" children.

 The problem is that once one thinks carefully about SB 777 soporific legislative prose, it is obvious that SB 777 is indeed quite radical.

 While SB 777 and related enactments really require extensive analysis in order to understand their full ramifications, there are a few sections that can give you a feel for just how how far SB 777 goes.

 Let's start with two operative provisions, Section 220 and Section 51500. First, Section 220 reads as follows:

 220.  No person shall be subjected to discrimination on the basis
of disability, gender, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion,
sexual orientation, or any other characteristic that is contained in
the definition of hate crimes set forth in Section 422.55 of the
Penal Code in any program or activity conducted by an educational
institution that receives, or benefits from, state financial
assistance or enrolls pupils who receive state student financial aid.

 Here is Section 51500:

 51500.  No teacher shall give instruction nor shall a school
district sponsor any activity that promotes a discriminatory bias
because of a characteristic listed in Section 220.

 While it is clear that these provisions both prohibit discrimination based on a laundry list of factors, the definition of "gender" is important for understanding the significance of what Schwartzenegger signed.

 210.7.  "Gender" means sex, and includes a person's gender
identity and gender related appearance and behavior whether or not
stereotypically associated with the person's assigned sex at birth.

 Despite beginning with the common understanding of "gender", the definition actually enshrines in law the most extreme post-modern view of "gender". Here are three currently discussed models of sex and gender.  

 1. The idea that both sex and gender are biological givens - you are born either male or female, and your gender is the same as your biological sex;

2. The idea that sex is a biological given, but gender is socially constructed - so  it is natural to divide humans into male and female, but how your gender role is played out depends on upbringing, culture and social environment.

3. Both sex and gender are socially constructed - the importance accorded to the category of sex (and some of its physical aspects) are socially constructed, and gender is a performance (Judith Butler and Queer Theory).

 SB 777 treats "gender" as if it is entirely socially constructed. Thus, if you have adopted a gender identity as a woman the fact that your birth sex is male cannot be used in any way to "discriminate" against you. I could elaborate on this, but I am sure you can see that there are virtually endless scenarios like this. Leaving aside the false message this legislation is designed to indoctrinate children with, once the kids figure SB 777 out, it is hard to see how the result could be anything but chaos.

 A second key definition is "sexual orientation":

SEC. 9.  Section 212.6 is added to the Education Code, to read:
   212.6.  "Sexual orientation" means heterosexuality, homosexuality,
or bisexuality.

When Sections 212.6 and 210.7 are understood in the context of 220 and 51500, it is absolutely clear that activists for all kinds of "sexual minorities"  will be able to make all kinds of claims about discrimination and promotion of discriminatory bias (bear in mind that "gays" and "lesbians" are now just a subset of the total class of perverts protected, mainly because of Section 210.7).

 I know you are aware of how the kind of "anti-discrimination" language in Section 220 lends itself to extravagant legal theories that courts are quite willing to entertain (especially in California). But the operative phrase in Section 51500 - "promotes a discriminatory bias" - merits scrutiny, too.

 In an earlier version of SB 777 the phrase was "reflects adversely". For some reason this was changed prior to signing. In any event, Section 51500 takes SB 777 beyond banning so-called "discrimination" and outlaws "any activity" that someone might construe as promoting a discriminatory bias, even if it is not itself discriminatory. The possibilities here are endless - Bible clubs, any activity, text, or teaching that portrays traditional families in a positive light, etc. could easily be argued to be either discriminatory because they "privilege heteronormativity" or tend to foster a discriminatory bias against any group included in the definitions of "sexual orientation" or "gender".

 But, as they say in the late night Ginsu Knife commercials, there's more. The protected classes extend far beyond those just discussed. The protected classes include people "perceived" to have the listed characteristics or who associate with someone who has, or is perceived to have, those characteristics:

 SEC. 10.  Section 219 is added to the Education Code, to read:
   219.  Disability, gender, nationality, race or ethnicity,
religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic contained
in the definition of hate crimes set forth in Section 422.55 of the
Penal Code includes a perception that the person has any of those
characteristics or that the person is associated with a person who
has, or is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.

The potential for litigation is absolutely endless, and I am sure that the homosexuals and other "sexual minorities" will use litigation and, especially, the threat of litigation to get whatever they want.

 Now, here are a few more provisions that may be of some interest.

"Educational institution" is defined in Section 210.3 as follows:

 210.3. "Educational institution" means a public or private
preschool, elementary, or secondary school or institution; the
governing board of a school district; or any combination of school
districts or counties recognized as the administrative agency for
public elementary or secondary schools. [emphasis added]

 Section 235 explicitly includes alternative and charter schools within the nondiscrimination requirements of the bill: 

235.  There shall be no discrimination on the basis of the
characteristics listed in Section 220 in any aspect of the operation
of alternative schools or charter schools. 

Section 221 provides an exception for some religious schools:

 221.  This article shall not apply to an educational institution
that is controlled by a religious organization if the application
would not be consistent with the religious tenets of that
organization.

Interestingly:

 SEC. 8.  Section 212.3 is added to the Education Code, to read:
   212.3.  "Religion" includes all aspects of religious belief,
observance, and practice and includes agnosticism and atheism.

Some harassing litigation is likely to result regarding what is and is not consistent with the tenets of a religious organization. There is, for example, always some liberal group that claims that it has the true interpretation of some creed or other. Thus, Section 221 opens the door to litigation against various religious organizations regarding what their "tenets" are. Even if such lawsuits would lose on the merits, as long as they can be filed they can be used to intimidate Christian and other organizations into complying with the demands of the "sexual minorities". The potential for mischief here is very significant.

I should also mention that "training" regarding Section 220 is mandated now for teacher certification. For example:

SEC. 24.5.  Section 44253.3 of the Education Code is amended to
read:
   44253.3.  (a) The commission shall issue a certificate that
authorizes the holder to provide all of the following services to
limited-English-proficient pupils:...


(c) Completion of coursework in human relations in accordance with
the commission's standards of program quality and effectiveness that
includes, at a minimum, instruction in the following:
   (1) The nature and content of culture.
   (2) Crosscultural contact and interactions.
   (3) Cultural diversity in the United States and California.
   (4) Providing instruction responsive to the diversity of the pupil
population.
   (5) Recognizing and responding to behavior related to bias based
on the characteristics listed in Section 220.

SB 777 also expressly applies to postsecondary education:

66270.  No person shall be subjected to discrimination on the
basis of disability, gender, nationality, race or ethnicity,
religion, sexual orientation, or any characteristic listed or defined
in Section 11135 of the Government Code or any other characteristic
that is contained in the prohibition of hate crimes set forth in
subdivision (a) of Section 422.6 of the Penal Code in any program or
activity conducted by any postsecondary educational institution that
receives, or benefits from, state financial assistance or enrolls
students who receive state student financial aid.
  SEC. 45.  Section 66270.5 of the Education Code is amended and
renumbered to read:

Finally, Section 51004 makes clear that Section 220 is intended to apply to job fairs. What this provision actually does isn't clear, but I suspect employers may not like it.

 SEC. 28.  Section 51004 of the Education Code is amended to read:
   51004.  The Legislature hereby recognizes that it is the policy of
the people of the State of California to provide an educational
opportunity to the end that every pupil leaving school shall have the
opportunity to be prepared to enter the world of work; that every
pupil who graduates from any state-supported educational institution
should have sufficient marketable skills for legitimate remunerative
employment; that every qualified and eligible adult citizen shall be
afforded an educational opportunity to become suitably employed in
some remunerative field of employment; and that these opportunities
are a right to be enjoyed without regard to economic status or the
characteristics listed in Section 220.

The Legislature further recognizes that all pupils need to be
provided with opportunities to explore and make career choices and to
seek appropriate instruction and training to support those choices.
The Legislature therefore finds that fairs as community resource and
youth leadership activities are integral to assisting and guiding
pupils in making choices and therefore encourage the further
expansion of cooperative activities between schools, youth leadership
activities, and community resources. Among community resources of
particular significance in providing information on various career
opportunities are vocational and occupational exhibits,
demonstrations and activities conducted at fairs.

Although this is just a cursory look at just some of the provisions of SB 777, it should be plain that SB 777 represents a complete victory for sexual deviants. Did WND exaggerate? Probably not, but without education most people will not understand the changes that SB 777 will engender through new regulations, new school policies, and litigation over the next few years.

Bottom line - if this doesn't motivate parents who have any way at all out of the California schools to leave, they really don't care much for their children. The same could be said for our churches who fail to assist the parents who genuinely need help getting their children out.

The link below is to the enrolled text of  SB 777. God' s peace be with you, Bruce 

http://leginfo.ca.gov/pub/07-08/bill/sen/sb_0751-0800/sb_777_bill_20071012_chaptered.html

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